The use of public lighting generates more than 100 million tons of CO2 annually, according to Petar Mirovic who is CEO of the company EnGoPlanet. This has caused that some regions of the world have already changed the incandescent bulbs by LEDs in the public lampposts, but this has not been enough, reason why the time has come to think of other solutions.
The company EnGoPlanet is presenting a very interesting solution to replace street lamps in cities or sites with plenty of pedestrian traffic, which is a ‘smart’ streetlight that is not connected to the mains, since all their energy is obtained by panels Solar and the footsteps of people.
Solar and kinetic energy for LED streetlamps with WiFi and security cameras
These new LED lamps are the perfect definition of how they should be smart cities, as they have photovoltaic panels, free WiFi, security cameras and stations USB charging, but more interesting is that part of its operation is based on energy kinetic, this thanks to floor mats installed on sidewalks and crosswalks.
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The installation consists of blocks of four lamps connected to three micro generators, which in turn are connected to these mats or pads kinetics are capable of generating between 4 to 8 watts per step, this depending on the pressure. With this it is possible to keep the batteries of the lamps with enough energy for their operation, since even at night or on cloudy days they will be receiving energy.
The streetlights have sensors that allow the department that manages the streetlights know at all times the level of battery charge, but it is also possible to measure air quality and make analysis of pedestrian traffic in various areas, which in the end Serves to know the schedules and the areas that have greater influx of people.
The first street lights have already been installed in Boulder Square in downtown Las Vegas, but this is just the beginning, as their makers are already planning a bigger project to take to the Strip, right there in Las Vegas, as well as Some areas in New York, in addition to that they are convinced that this type of lampposts are a perfect alternative to the traditional lampposts.Tags: smart streetlights